Android Lollipop market share closing in on the 10% mark, latest Google numbers show


Google just released its weekly Android version distribution numbers, and the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop is going for the 10% milestone, with a tiny help from the bleeding edge Android 5.1 update. That is almost six months after Lollipop launched as an over-the-air update, but the real kicker is in the Android KitKat numbers. 

This 4.4 version made its debut for the Nexus 5 on October 31, 2013, or about 20 months ago, and is now standing at close to 40% market share. Great success. The Lollipop share, however, is bound to grow exponentially with the release of the Galaxy S6, LG G4, and HTC One M9 crop of flagships this season, as all of those come with the latest and greatest out of the box.

source: Google

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35 Comments

1. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Samsung, when will Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Indonesian version) receive Lollipop updates ?

2. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

don't rush it, it is still buggy, Sammy is still fixing it. I'd take the stable kitkat build over the buggy lollipop one.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7337; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Lollipop has a bunch of new features that I love. It works fine on my devices. There is even budget lollipop devices shipping now. Like Moto E, G, LG has 7 lollipop phones shipping now. Not to mention Samsung, Sony and a number of other OEMS ship with lollipop right out of the box.

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Lollipop is bugged and slow.

16. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Not on my Xperia Z2. People may complain about Sony sluggishness, when it comes to updates, but truth is that my phone passed from a reliable Kit Kat build (OK, small bug with speaker loudness), to an even better Lollipop build. And now Sony is releasing (less than a month later) an update to squash last bugs (which truth be told, I haven't encountered).

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5689; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same for me on my Nexus 5 The only issue for me on 5.0 was the major memory leak, needed to reboot every couple days Now on 5.1 the memory leak basically fixed for me, don't need to reboot any more Also Lollipop's adoption has been doing great compared to KitKat KitKat was at 5.3% after 6 monthshttp://www.droid-life.com/2014/04/01/android-distribution-update-for-april-2014-kit-kat-cracks-5/

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7337; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's because a number of OEMS are already shipping new lollipop devices. Not to mention a number of older devices are receiving lollipop updates.

33. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

wat is memory leak.... been hearing alot about that lately

34. vincelongman

Posts: 5689; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Basically when you write code you allocate memory to certain things Google messed up by not releasing the some of the memory once the it finished with that operation

35. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

in this issue more & more ram was being consumed without any purposes resulting applications being crashed system being laggy, to refresh ram we were having to reboot our device every 1-2 days.

28. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Nice joke bro

4. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Over half a year passed, and it still isn't even at 10%? How pathetic!

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

There is more then 3 billion devices with Android, 10% of that is three hundred million devices with 5.0 roughly.

6. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

So what? Calling the adoption rate miserable would be a monumental understatement. Fragmentation is fragmentation.

8. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Fragmentation is the cost of diversity, stupid.

12. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

How many Android devices do you actually own? How might it be possibly of benefit for you that there are tens of thousands of different ones that you don't even know of their existence, moron? Cost of diversity? You are paying for the diversity you never gonna benefit from. In other words, you get ripped off. Fragmentation sucks.

13. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

*sigh* Won't even bother explaining or arguing. +1 to never go full retard.

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You sir just went full retard

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5689; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Never go full retard

30. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Still holding onto the fragmentation argument? My T-Mobile G2 just received Lollipop yesterday. Prior to the upgrade, the exact same apps I used on it work perfectly, and in just the same way as my Lollipop phone and tablet. Fragmentation isn't what you make it out to be, and it's not a problem like you make it out to be.

7. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Your comment is so stupid I don't even have to explain why. Very pathetic indeed.

15. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Over half a year? I think not. Also the fact that jelly bean still has a big chunk of the pie should explain something to you.

20. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Devices running Jelly Bean 4.1.2 are still more advanced than iOS 8.3, specially old devices running it since they don't even get all the new features...

21. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

How do you know? What's your definition of "advanced"? Any proof? Android sucks beyond one's imagination looking at the source codes.

22. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Why don't you make your own version then? It's open source. Let's see you do better than Google devs.

26. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Android is FUBAR. It's such a mess that it cannot be helped. No wonder it's Lagdroid.

27. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Then why aren't you Google's head of development? Well, that's because you're just a nobody. Go back to your barn, so that Apple can continue getting wool from you.

31. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

It's so bad, around 80% of the world population uses it. My God, that's terrible. If only it wasn't so bad, imagine the percent of people using it would be!

23. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

LOL Android is much more advanced than iOS at anything

25. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Do you include proof to ANY of your statements... you are the one criticizing what you don't know or even understand.... Advance as in features, new technologies and new software being implemented in the operating system... We are in the year 2015 and iOS still does not allow simple bluetooth transfers, not even for personal pictures. And don't bring the proprietary crap, named AirDrop, not the same. I don't need to prove myself any further, you are one of the biggest trolls around here and worst of all, you do it without the slightliest evidence to back up your claims.

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